Adopt-A-Priest or Seminarian

Dear Friends in Christ-

"Adopt-A-Seminarian" is a program designed to encourage and support the young men who are dedicated to fulfilling their call to the Holy Priesthood. "Adopt-A-Priest" is an opportunity to prayerfully support those already ordained priests living the call of service. We invite the people of the Archdiocese of St. Louis and other dioceses to unite in prayer for an increase of vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life.

The young men studying at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary and the priests of our diocese are very generous with their time and talents. These compassionate men have said “yes” to the many challenges of bringing hope to a broken world where so many souls long to return to our Lord.

We at the Office of Vocations, encourage all families, but especially our parish elementary schools, high schools and PSR programs to **choose a seminarian and/or priest for each class to spiritually adopt and pray for daily. Classes may enjoy writing to these young men quarterly and perhaps arranging for a classroom visit. If you have any questions, please contact Renae Novak in the Office of Vocations at 314.792.6465.

Suggestions on How to Spiritually Adopt-A-Seminarian and/or Priest:

Choose a seminarian and/or priest for each classroom to:

  • Pray daily for your seminarian and for seminarians throughout the world (Mass, rosary, Hour, Adoration, our own words, etc.).
  • Send a note, picture or card on special feast days or holidays.
  • Pray about and ponder your own personal vocational call. 

For more information contact Renae Novak in the Office of Vocations at 314.792.6465.

Letters to parish priests will need to be mailed directly to the parish. For the directory list of all parishes, log onto www.archstl.org.